USMNT Goalkeeper Matt Turner Finalizes The £10m Transfer To Nottingham Forest
The USMNT goalkeeper Matt Turner finalizes the £10m transferto Nottingham Forest after Arsenal agree David Raya deal. Matt Turner, the goalkeeper for the United States national team, has officially completed his transfer to Nottingham Forest for £10 million, and Arsenal is expected to replace him with David Raya.
After his presentation on Wednesday, Turner stated the following on the official website of Forest:
It feels great to be here. It’s something I’m really looking forward to, it’s a great challenge and a great step in my career. When I heard that there was interest to bring me here, it just felt right for my family, it felt right when my agent spoke to me about it and it feels like the right move for me right now. The manager and the backroom staff, everything about the club has a little sparkle to it. It’s felt right from the start and I’m happy it’s got done. I’m looking forward to making a connection with my teammates, the fans and the city. I’m grateful to be here and can’t wait to get things started.- Matt Turner
The decision to sell Turner was made by Arsenal as they continued their chase of Brentford goalkeeper David Raya, who is rumored to have agreed to a £30 million ($38 million) transfer to the Emirates. As soon as the new season begins, it will be anticipated that Raya will battle with Ramsdale for the No. 1 slot in Mikel Arteta's lineup. This is due to the fact that Turner's services will no longer be necessary.
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Incredibly, Turner may now be in position to make his debut for Forest against his previous club, Arsenal, with the Gunners scheduled to host Steve Cooper's side for the first match of the 2023–24 Premier League season on Saturday at the Emirates Stadium.
Matthew Charles Turner (born June 24, 1994) is an American professional soccergoalkeeper who plays for Premier League side Nottingham Forest as well as the US national team. He won the 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup and the 2023 CONCACAF Nations League with the United States, earning the best goalie title in both seasons.
Turner attended Saint Joseph Regional High School in Park Ridge, New Jersey. Turner didn't start playing socceruntil he was 14 years old, primarily to remain in condition for his favorite sports of basketball and baseball.
When the only other goalie on his freshman squad was injured during tryouts, he stepped in. Turner attended Fairfield University for his whole collegiate career. He appeared in 39 games for the Stags and recorded 21 shutouts.
During his senior year, he was awarded to the All-Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference second team. He also played for Jersey Express in the Premier Development League, where he led the team to the PDL national semifinals in 2014.
Turner and Premier League team Arsenal agreed to an agreement on February 11, 2022, which would see him transfer to the London club in the summer of 2022. He was Arsenal's first signing of the summer transfer window. Arsenal allegedly paid a $6 million transfer fee, which may climb to $10 million. Turner was revealed as the new long-term player by Arsenal on June 27, 2022. Turner was assigned the jersey with the number 30.
Nottingham Forest confirmed the signing of Turner from Arsenal on a four-year contract on August 9, 2023. He joined Forest on Wednesday, August 9, for a reported sum of £10 million ($12.75 million).